Shield AI Raises $165M to Create ‘World’s Best AI Pilot’

San Diego drone startup raises $165M for AI pilot
Shield AI is an artificial intelligence startup specializing in drones and autonomous aircraft. The company has raised $90m in equity and $75m in debt in a Series E round of fundraising. Shield AI is valued at $2.3 billion.

Hivemind uses state-of-the art algorithms for planning and mapping as well as state estimation to allow drones to perform dynamic flight maneuvers. On aircraft, Hivemind enables full autonomy and is designed to run fully on the edge, disconnected from the cloud, in high-threat GPS and communication-degraded environments.

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San Diego drone tech startup raises $165M to build AI pilot